of the kennel name " vom Schütting"
The building called " Schütting"
established in l538 in the centre of
Bremen, is the house of the Bremen commercial
trade and industry - a symbol for power
and great influence. Across the front
gate of the building is written:
AND WITHIN - TAKE A CHANCE AND WIN".
in l955 our third Boxer was Camma
vom Letzten Hafen,
a daughter of Pirol out of Unke
von der Fischerhütte, the litter
sister of Uganda. In our first litter
we bred from Uganda and Pirol,
l2 sound puppies were born, but we did not
keep any of them, because at the same time
we luckily found the proper Camma
in a litter out of Unke.
The stylish little puppy developed into an
outstanding Boxer, we were very proud of her.
She easily won l958 and l959 the titles of
Bundessiegerin, Klubsiegerin and International
Champion. She was mated to the Heiner
vom Zweckeck-son Wasko von der Reiterstadt
Verden; who was dominant for the excellent
head type deriving from Lustig von Dom.
The outcome was Klubsiegerin and Bundessiegerin
Apart from Bele we had kept the brindle
sister Beira and these two sisters in l962/63
produced the first litters by Witherford
In the beginning the German breeders suspiciously
kept away from him. Only two foreign breeders
tried to use him, Mrs. Cloppenburg from the
Netherlands (Kennel v. Neu-Drosedow) and Dr.
Bosi from Italy (Kennel de la Val di Senio).
So, at first we had to start to breed from
him with our own bitches. Beira produced
a super litter - all six puppies were later
I very much regretted that I did not keep
the most promising puppy Donna
l963 she was Klubsiegerin, Bundessiegerin
and International Champion. So at least she
promoted a great deal of publicity for us.
The same did Hinnerk
the Hot Chestnut's son out of Bele.
He easily won all possible titles with his
owner Willibald Wendel, at that time just
aspiring to success as beginner and breeder
of the Boxers v. Nassau-Oranien.
At home with us stayed Hinnerk´s sister
She was an elegant winner with a striking
red coat, but unfortunately she did not produce
the type I was used to get from our brindles.
For that reason, I acquired another brindle
from Pat Withers, the bitch puppy Witherford
In her pedigree, good, proven stud dogs were
crossed in, which from time to time is absolutely
necessary for a successful line breeding.
Proof of this point of view were Jupiter,
and Nauke vom Schütting; the
striking descendents from Hot Chestnut and
Unfortunately they appeared during a time,
when many people's opinion in Germany turned
against Hot Chestnut, perhaps because
his offspring had been spread successfully
all over Europe?
When one day one of my colleague judges performed
a desastrous showdown in the ring against
Jupiter, I felt hurt and discouraged.
In consequence Nestor was no more
promoted and the impressive Nauke
was given to Denmark where one of today's
wellknown Allrounder Ole Staunskjer led him
to an international career. The last German
Klubsieger from our kennel was in l978 from
A totally"hooked" young couple showed
over a lot of shows all over Germany to finally
achieve the title.
With the end of the seventies, I definitely
decided to give my puppies only to Boxer fanciers,
preferably in other countries. I never expected
that the Us-Ranus' daughter Julie
would be shown from Spain at the world show
in Casablanca/Morocco. I therefore was very
astonished to hear from her proud owners that
Julie won the Title of Weltsiegerin
under the world-wide well-known British Allrounder
Joe Braddon. Even more surprised I was when
Julie was given back to me to help
me overcome a very distressing time with fading
puppies. This gay creature once more gave
me great pleasure out of a super breeding
success. When she was mated to the International
Champion l975 Enok
who stemmed from a father/daughter mating
Hot Chestnut, she produced an excellent
litter of four typical pups.
One of them Wiking
vom Schütting (
l978) was sent to South Africa. In the Federation
of Boxer Clubs of South Africa Wiking
was used wide-spread, he became "Sire
Of The Year" from l982 to l988. Among
other five imported stud dogs at that time
Wiking achieved the progeny record
of 2O South African Champions.
Vico and Casper. Both these dogs came to me
in a sudden impulse and a weak moment. I saw
Vicomte du Grand Jardin after having
judged at a big Boxer Specialty somewhere
in the middle of France. My co-judge Madame
de la Mette was already waiting to take me
back to Paris, when a huge Baby Class was
still presented to me and, among all, a young
male attracted my attention. He was walked
by a young boy and showed off an impressive,
controlled ground covering movement, full
of confidence with a very proud head carriage.
The breeder seemed to ask me if I really liked
him better than his litter brother which he
himself had on the lead. Some misunderstanding
through our different languages went on at
the end of which I had the beautiful little
puppy on my lap driving via Paris back home
with me to Bremen. I later learned that Vico
stemmed from the great French dogs Perry
and Stafke du Chemin de Fleuri. He
developed into a very elegant dog who gave
me a good feeling during a time when I was
very lonesome after having lost many of my
old ones from the past. Vico was
shown at several shows, but against dogs of
the caliber of Mirco vom Turmblick
he could not win and so, after one Klubsieger-Anwartschaft
under Bodo Grolla, he stayed at home. Vico
was of big support to me. My faithful companion
died at an old age of 12,5 years. I was left
back with the young bitch Pita vom Okeler
Without having my father at my side anymore
I had to work very hard to keep our business
alive. During these years breeding was out
of question. But one day I heard from a friend
of mine in England, Mrs. Barbara Murray, who
told me there was a promising brindle show
puppy for sale at the well-known Marbelton
Boxers. Mrs. Mary Hambleton promptly sent
me some photos and only a few weeks later
was flown into Hamburg. The straight forward
going, uncomplicated little dog soon felt
at home and suited me and Pita very
well. Casper grew into a strong excellent-headed
dog with plenty of elegance. He was quite
successful at shows and won several firsts
in his youth and in working classes. Finally,
he went on to win the titles of Europasieger
2000 and International Champion 2001 - a very
pleasant show career. He has many well-known
British winners in his pedigree, but unfortunately
breeders of today do not have much interest
in them. So, with 8,5 years, he now is the
sovereign leader of our little Boxer family.